Dan Reynolds Shares The Story Behind Imagine Dragons’ New Song ‘Wrecked’


Dan Reynolds has recently posted a tweet to announce the latest song of Imagine Dragons ‘Wrecked.’ He also shared the tragic story of the song and revealed that the it was written after Reynolds had lost a very beloved person from his family.

Imagine Dragons’ upcoming fifth album entitled ‘Mercury – Act 1’ will be released on September 3, 2021. However, the band started to release the singles from the album and they released ‘Follow You’ and ‘Cutthroat’ on March 12, 2021. Dan Reynolds shared the stories of the two songs saying that they are based on the time when he and his wife Aja decided to marry again after they broke up. 

After the release of ‘Follow You’ and ‘Cutthroat,’ which are songs of unconditional love and loyalty, Imagine Dragons released ‘Wrecked’ on July 2, 2021. Reynolds also shared the backstory of the song on his Twitter account. He stated that he wrote the song when his sister-in-law Alisha Dawn Reynolds died two years ago because of lymphoma. He stated that she was his best friend and he will always love her.

In his recent tweet, Reynolds opened up about what made him wrote ‘Wrecked’ and shared the story behind the song was the tragic loss of Alisha Reynolds due to cancer. He also revealed the last text Alisha send him when he had been through the dark times due to his breakup with his wife Aja. He expressed his feelings about her saying that she was an amazing and supportive person. Dan stated that he wanted to pay tribute to Alisha with this song. Reynolds added that he will love and miss her until his last breath.

Reynolds stated in his tweet that:

“The next song off our upcoming album Mercury. I wrote this shortly after the passing of my sister-in-law Alisha passed away after a year of battling cancer. I wish you all could have known her. She was ferocious and strong. Powerful. Bold. Beautiful. Resilient.

When I was a teen she introduced me to stuffing socks with more socks and then having a war with them. She beat me up well.

As I grew up and life happened she was always there with a warm hug and blinding smile. The last text I got from her was during my separation from Aja. I was in a dark and very lost place and she sent me this. It says it all. I wept when I got it sitting in a hotel room across the world somewhere. It reminded me of the simple beauty of life. And she was it all. She is it all. As I sat in the hospital room with my brother and watched her take her last breaths I felt the most.

He continued:

“And she was it all. She is it all. As I sat in the hospital room with my brother and watched her take her last breaths I felt the most overwhelming grief I’ve ever experienced. It has shaken me to my core. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of her. I see her in every smile. Every act of grace and humility I witness. She is in everything good. And in that way, she lives on. I hope there is something after this life. I hope to see her again. I miss her so much. I love you, Alisha. I hope you are hearing this somewhere and dancing like you always did at the shows. Front row like no one was watching. But we all were.”

Alishia Reynolds last text to Dan read:

“I’ve been thinking about you all this week. I’ve been trying to think how could I make a bright spot in this sad time in your heart. Behold: banana cream donut with Carmel glaze and Graham cracker crumbs. Except Paul told me you’re gone this morning. We wish you were with us today. And I hope you can have peace in your heart.”

You can see the tweet and listen to the song below.